Getting soaked helped my 3DS? Lmfao...

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by crazyj3ss, Mar 11, 2012.

Mar 11, 2012
  1. crazyj3ss
    OP

    Member crazyj3ss hmm

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2012
    Messages:
    175
    Location:
    Ha, you thought I'd tell?
    Country:
    United States
    I'm pretty sure this belongs here...

    Anyways, just the other day I was playing my 3DS while in bed and I guess I didn't realized it had fallen off when i went to sleep. So I woke up, also forgetting that I had left a bottled water I was drinking next to my bed also and, it being dark, I got up and didn't notice that it was right where I was stepping. Even worse, the top wasn't all the way on and so when i stepped on it, it like blasted EVERYWHERE(thankfully it was only water, had nothing but the water on the floor anyways).

    I then realized my 3DS had fallen off and was on the floor as well. I picked it up to see if it had gotten on it, and yeah...the thing was soaked. I guess it seeped into it because I could see that it looked a little well...watery be this did not happen'. It just sat home all day while I was out getting some things done and I was thinking to myself, maybe it'll be fine when I get back and after it dries up a little. Miraculously, when I got back home, I turned it on and the top screen was back to normal, the 3D worked, all my games and stuff worked, but one thing had gotten a big change...

    My outer cameras were functioning perfectly and I have not had a problem at all from them since. Why did I feel this was so great? Before this situation occurred, I could almost never take pictures with the outer cameras because they acted up literally 90% of the time, I was extremely lucky if I turned the camera on didn't get a black picture screen/it didn't freeze up instantly; had to switch to the inner camera to even look at my pictures and videos on it. This was seriously like a 'WTF?!' moment to me.

    Has anyone else had any kind of misfortune happen in which they thought their system or something was ruined for good, yet the 'bad' incident appeared to have actually made things better than before?
     
  2. Janthran

    Member Janthran Solarian

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2011
    Messages:
    3,777
    Location:
    The Pacific Northwet
    Country:
    United States
    You should add a note that this is not recommended. You don't want people to ruin their systems just because it worked once.
     
  3. Tom Bombadildo

    Contributor Tom Bombadildo Honk!

    pip
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Messages:
    8,828
    Location:
    I forgot
    Country:
    United States
    Generally water only damages electronics when there is a current running. As long as the 3DS was off and you give it adequate time to dry off it would be fine, so I wouldn't say this is a miracle. Just...lucky nothing got ruined.
     
  4. Pippin666

    Member Pippin666 SSF43DE Master

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1,663
    Location:
    Montreal, Qc
    Country:
    Canada
    This is should be in the blog section.

    Pip'
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. xwatchmanx

    Member xwatchmanx GBAtemp's (Un)Ironic Weeaboo

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2012
    Messages:
    6,310
    Location:
    Pittsboro, NC
    Country:
    United States
    ROFL
     
  6. Psionic Roshambo

    Member Psionic Roshambo GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2011
    Messages:
    1,711
    Country:
    United States
    Sounds like there might have been some dirt partially bridging a connection inside that lead to the camera and the water might have washed it off.

    Just a random guess so please don't post it as some cure for the issue lol

    Or maybe the water snapped a tin whisker off (if thats even a problem anymore?)
     
  7. Just Another Gamer

    Member Just Another Gamer 星空のメモリア-Wish upon a shooting star- Fanboy

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,898
    Location:
    Watching Hibarigasaki's starry sky
    Country:
    Australia
    Well lucky for you that this worked but I don't think people should go around doing this.
     
  8. Pong20302000

    Member Pong20302000 making notes on everything

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    Messages:
    8,076
    Location:
    One's inner self
    Country:
    Japan
    lol probally cleaned the lens covers as they cna get mucky in pockets and stuff
     
  9. Themanhunt

    Member Themanhunt GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2011
    Messages:
    432
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Cant say I feel to safe taking my Zelda 3DS for a dip...
     

Share This Page